Past Events 2024

 
 
  
 
 
 
LOSAR MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJA
 
THE YEAR OF WOOD DRAGON
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2024 at 11:00am

 

The period of February 10-24, 2024 is considered an auspicious time for practice and study. The first day of the fifteen days of miracles began on the new moon, now known as Losar. Each day for fifteen days, Buddha gave teachings and performed miracles in order subdued the followers of the six schools. The fifteenth day is known as the Day of Miracles, each day all actions are magnified millions of times.

 
THE YEAR OF WOOD DRAGON INDIAN LUNCHEON
 
GESHELA BLESSING THE FOOD

 
  
 
  
 
MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJA
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2024 at 11:00am
 

 
  
 
  
 
LEW 2024 WINTER CLASS SCHEUDLE
 

 
  
 

 
 
NAGARJUNA'S SEVENTY STANZAS ON EMPTINESS
A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness
Commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen
 

 
 

Geshe Tenzin Sherap began teachng the Wednesday/Friday class on January 10 & 12, 2024 "Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas on Emptiness".

This volume contains a translation of Seventy Stanzas, a fundamental work of Nagarjuna on the Madhyamika system of Buddhist philosophy, along with a commentary on it from the Prasangika viewpoint by Geshe Sonam Rinchen.

This book will interest Buddhist practitioners, scholars, and psychologists who seek a deeper understanding of Buddhist psychology and epistemology.

 

 
Text: "Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas: A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness". Commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen and translated by Tenzin Dorjee and David Ross Komito. The text can be purchased from Amazon
 
 
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ENTERING THE MIDDLE WAY
An Exposition of Candrakirti's Entering the Middle Way
Lama Tsongkapha's Commentary on Candrakirti's Text
 

 
 

Geshe Tenzin Sherap began teaching the Sunday class, "Candrakirti's Entering The Middle Way" on August 22, 2021 and is ongoing until complete.

Candrakirt's 7th century classic was written as a supplement to Nagarjuna's Root of the Middle Way.

This text integrates the central insight of Nagarjuna's thought - the rejection of any metaphysical notion of intrinsic existence- with the well-known Mahayana framework of the ten levels of the bodhisattva.

 

"Illuminating the Intent" is Lama Tsongkaphas's renowned commentary on Chandrakirti's Entering the Middle Way. Composed in 1418, Lama Tsongkapha set forth the meaning of emptiness in the context of bohisattva's ten perfections.

 
Text: "Illumnating the Intent - An Exposition of Candrakirti's Entering the Middle Way". Translated by Thupten Jinpa. The text can be purchased from Amazon

 
 
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FOUR HUNDRED STANZAS ON THE MIDDLE WAY
WRITTEN BY ARYADEVA
COMMENTARIES BY GYEL-TSAP AND GESHE SONAM RINCHEN
 

   

Geshe Sherap began to teach the 400 Stanzas on Saturday, July 1, 2023 and is ongoing until complete. This is the third presentation to the students at Land of Enlightened Wisdom. Madhyamika is a philosophy of the middle way between two impossible extremes, that of reified or objective existence  and that of total non-existence.

Madhyamika philosophy demonstrates through the use of reasoning that though things do not exist independently and concretely as they seem to do, they neverless exist: their mode of existence is a dependent one. Mahayana practitioners must eliminate not only obstructions to liberation but also obstructions to the perfect knowledge of all phenomena.

 

AryaDeva 

Aryadeva, was a disciple of Nagarjuna and author of several important Mahayana Madhyamaka Buddhist texts. 

 
 

Text: "Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way",   July 21, 2008 Translated By Ruth Sonam, part of the Textual Studies and Translations in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism Series, can be purchased from Amazon.

This is a republished version of Yogic Deeds of Bodhisattvas.